There are presently no open calls for submissions.

CONSEQUENCE is an independent, international literary magazine. Annually in the spring we publish a print edition that includes short fiction, poetry, non-fiction, interviews, visual art, and reviews focused on the culture and consequences of war.

WRITERS whose work has appeared in the magazine include Peter Balakian, Bob Shacochis, Fanny Howe, Phil Klay, Afaa Michael Weaver, Askold Melnyczuk, Tom Sleigh, Anne Germanacos, Yusef Komunyakaa, Dan O'Brien, Martha Collins, Sven Birkerts, Margaret Luongo, David Abrams,  Ed Ochester, Jill McDonough, Christopher Lydon, Bruce Weigl, Lee Hancock, Fred Marchant, Brian Turner, Homero Aridjis, Martha Cooley, George Kalogeris, and Richard Hoffman.

SUBMISSIONS are welcome during the reading period between May 1st and  August 31st. We do not consider work previously published in English.  All unsolicited work must be submitted through our website's submissions portal:  We do not accept mailed or e-mailed submissions.

  For fiction and non-fiction: please submit one piece of no more than 5,000 words.

For poetry: please submit up to three poems of any length. 

        Translations are considered when permissions have been obtained.

Simultaneous submissions are welcome and encouraged, but if your work is accepted elsewhere, please let us know immediately.

Each submission may be accepted for publication in the print edition of CONSEQUENCE  and CONSEQUENCE Online.

CONSEQUENCE is an independent, non-profi magazine, and a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. We pay $10 per page for prose work, $25 per page for poetry, and $15 per page for translations that we commission. For the print magazine, we offer a contributor’s copy and a gift copy of the issue.

Address: CONSEQUENCE Magazine
P. O. Box 323
Cohasset, MA 02025-0323